Some years I’m inspired to create elaborate table settings for fall with all the pumpkins and candles and beautiful things I can pack in, and some years I choose to embrace the unique beauty of the season and keep things as simple and organic as possible. I already have a feeling this will be a year where you see simple moments of warmth and coziness, and to be honest I think this is my favorite way to decorate for my very favorite season.
Fall is a very busy time for us on the farm, and instead of dragging out all my nice plates and wine glasses and fancy silverware, I decided to leave that for when the holidays get closer and create something that is much more realistic for our family. I grabbed the same plain white plates we use every day, a pretty napkin, and a simple, natural table runner that coordinates with the wood table we built a few years ago instead of competing with it.
For the centerpiece I didn’t spend a single penny; I went outside to my front yard and clipped branches from a big tree with gorgeous green leaves. I scattered a single leaf at each place setting to add a bit of color and make each spot at the table feel special. The only other thing I added was two white candles for a warm glow while we dine. I love that rather than feeling fancy and untouchable, this table feels like anyone can join us at any time to share a meal and spend time together. I didn’t spend any money to create it, and as the leaves on that tree begin to change, I will probably bring some new branches in to watch as autumn shows off all of its beautiful colors.
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Even Remington decided to join us at the table!
I hope this inspires you to not feel overwhelmed with creating perfection or something spectacular in your home. Use what you have available to you and make it work beautifully for your family. Enjoy more moments together eating caramel apples and carving pumpkins and sitting around bonfires this fall. I hope you enjoy this lovely season as much as I do!